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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.


Official Studies


Master's Degree in Photonics Engineering (M170)

Interuniversity Master between University Carlos III of Madrid, University of Alcalá and University Politécnica of Madrid.

Master`s website

Information leaflet

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

  • University Carlos III of Madrid
    Electronics Technology Department
  • University of Alcalá
    Electronics Department
  • University Politécnica of Madrid
    Photonics Technology and Bioengineering Department

Teaching centre(s)

Politechnic School (EPS) UC3M
Politechnic School for Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIT) UPM
Politechnic School (EPS) UAH

Year Course Started

Academic course 2017-18 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year full-time.

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS full-time and 30 ECTS part-time

Type of teaching

Classroom-based learning



Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.




Dª Carmen Vázquez García (UC3M)


Academic coordination:
D. Fernando Naranjo Vega

Academic Committee

Prof.Dra. Carmen vázquez García (UC3M)
Deputy director
Prof. Ignacio Esquivias Moscardó (UPM)
Prof. Fernando Naranjo Vega (UAH)
Prof. Ricardo Vergaz Benito (UC3M)
Student (Delegado de titulación elegido en últimas elecciones)
PAS (Gestor Admvo. del Máster)


Academic issues:

D. Fernando Naranjo Vega


Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Registration information

Pre-registration and matriculation through Univeristy Carlos III of Madrid

Consult in:

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Number of places for new students

Total places available: 20

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Admission profile
Tendrán acceso aquellos solicitantes que hayan adquirido el conjunto de competencias especificadas en alguno de los siguientes títulos de Grado: Grado en Ingeniería en Tecnologías de Telecomunicación, Grado en Ingeniería Electrónica Industrial y Automática, Grado en Ingeniería Electrónica de Comunicaciones, Grado en Ciencias Físicas, Grado en Ingeniería de Sistemas Audiovisuales, Grado en Ingeniería de Sistemas de Comunicaciones, Grado en Ingeniería Telemática, Grado en Ingeniería de Materiales. Por otro lado, títulos de ingeniería: Ingeniero Industrial con intensificación en electrónica industrial e Ingeniero de Telecomunicación y Licenciados en Ciencias Físicas. Además, las titulaciones de ingeniería técnica industrial en Electrónica Industrial y de telecomunicación en Sistemas Electrónicos, así como titulaciones en Ingeniería Electrónica. Finalmente, aquellos grados afines con una formación suficiente en el ámbito de la fotónica y electrónica tanto en el ámbito nacional como internacional a criterio del Comité de Dirección del Máster. Los solicitantes con titulaciones cuyas competencias sean diferentes a las anteriores serán evaluados por el Comité del Máster basándose en las materias cursadas y las evidencias de capacidades y aprovechamiento.
Todos los alumnos deben demostrar un nivel de inglés equivalente al nivel B2 del marco europeo de referencia de las lenguas.

Criterios de Selección

* Titulación previa 25%
* Expediente académico 65%
* Experiencia profesional 5%
* Cartas de recomendación 2%
* Conocimiento de inglés superior al requerido 3%


Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations


Collaboration agreements and programmes



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents: 2.736 € ; non-EU non-residents: 5.079 € (approximate information).


Consultar en el siguiente enlace: calendario y horario


Classes will be held in the morning.



Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...)

External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Prof.Dra. Carmen vázquez García (UC3M)
Deputy Director
Prof. Ignacio Esquivias Moscardó (UPM)
Prof. Fernando Naranjo Vega (UAH)
Prof. Ricardo Vergaz Benito (UC3M)
Student (Students' Representative chosen in the last elections)
PAS (Máster's administrative staff)

Complaints and Suggestions